Fresh into town from London Fashion Week, our graduates first day of what is going to be a busy season here in Italy’s fashion capital was backstage with our friends, Chicca Lualdi. AOFM graduates have a long history of being backstage with the Lualdi team, seeing them create the looks in both Milan & also New York, so it was with open arms that we were greeted for our luxurious 4pm call time.
Chicca Lualdi’s collections are always classically beuatiful, drawing on her ispiations of the 60s, its always effortless elegance that is shown during her fashion week shows, working closely with one of AOFM’s key artists, she has a history of wanting very subtle glamour when it comes to her makeup & today was no different. Opting for a very dewy look with a light amount of blush. A perfect look for the AOFM graduates to show their abilities in refinment & skin tone matching.
Today the grads would be getting the models ready in one place for them then to be taken somewhere else. Once they had set up backstage at the designers own beutiful showroom in the heart of the fashion district of Milan, the key artist gave the demostration of the look of the day that the gradutes would need to acheive for each model, as alwasy this was a time for them to take notes on the specific product selections & techniques used before applying them in their own looks. Once the models were ready they were taken away to a nearby grand hotel along with a couple of the AOFM grads for touch ups before the show. This mainly involed very saring amount of powder as the designer wanted to makeup to be really dewy and also moistuising the models bodies wherever skin was showing, being that this was a summer show, that was almost everywhere!
This was the only show for today so once finished the grads headed off for some dinner and a debreif on the events of the day.